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Children’s Church

  Providing an alternate experience for children when Christians assemble has been a controversial practice within the Restoration Movement for some time now.  A significant split occurred over Sunday School.  Later, others opposed the practice of sending children out of … Continue reading

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Audience Relevance

  It would be difficult to over-emphasize the importance of “audience relevance” when studying the scriptures. There is an old joke about the man who wanted to know God’s will for him. He believed that the Spirit would guide him … Continue reading

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Recommended Video

Just a quick note to recommend the viewing of a portion of a recent sermon by Rick Atchley.  I checked with someone I know, that actually had seen this sermon when it was delivered.  He said it was amazing.  The … Continue reading

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The Domino Effect

We’ve all heard about the consequences of a mistake, the “domino effect,” of a wrong choice made long ago.   Bear with me as I make this illustration. I build Hot Rod Cars and Custom Cars.  I sometimes purchase cars that … Continue reading

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Instruments of Music in Worship – Part 1

From God or elsewhere? One of the most problematic questions in the Restoration Movement churches has been the use of instrumental music in worship.  Through the years I’ve read many articles defending or condemning the practice.  I’m not sure I’ve … Continue reading

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Authority – Part 4

Seeking authority in modern times. I have followed the history of men seeking authority within churches beginning from the first century.  Unfortunately, the problem still exist today.  It is in man’s nature to want to control events, people and wealth.  … Continue reading

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Authority – Part 3

The downhill slide. When the “perfect” (the complete) came, the miraculous powers of the Holy Spirit ended and inspired writing ended.  Josephus records that Christians fled Jerusalem after its’ initial siege, but before its’ final siege, see Matt 24:15-21.  The … Continue reading

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Authority – Part 2

When did the delegated authority end? Jesus delegated authority and “power” to the apostles Matt 10:1.  The “seventy” and the apostles, were given authority over demons and physical harm Luke 9:1, 10:19 Acts 28:3-5.  Some measure of the “power” (the … Continue reading

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Authority – Part 1

Who is seeking it?  Who has it? In the first century, there were concerns about authority.  During the ministry of Jesus, the Pharisees wanted to know where he got authority. Matthew 21:23 23 Now when He came into the temple, … Continue reading

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